Nigerian Army Dismisses 3,040 Soldiers
The Nigerian Army has discharged at least 3,040 troops for various acts of misconduct and indiscipline.
Some of the soldiers were discharged for cowardice, falsification, inebriation, poor performance, disobedience to commands, absence from duty/parade, and failure to complete military duty, according to News Online.
Many others were fired for a variety of reasons, including Bank Verification Number issues, vetting issues, insubordination, civil offences, extortion, defilement, and conduct injurious to service.
Others were fired for conspiracies, stealing, impersonation, attempted rape, assault, unauthorised prisoner release, and cheating.
The personnel’s names were found in a 90-page document labelled “List of troops sacked from the Nigerian Army,” which our Abuja correspondent saw on Friday.
The period of dismissal, on the other hand, was not indicated in the paper.
AWOL (Away Without Leave) led to the discharge of almost 1,000 soldiers, while desertion led to the dismissal of hundreds more.
Over 20 others were fired for having foreign spouses, pregnancy without marriage, attempting to have sex with a colleague’s wife, hiding from the enemy, attending civilian burials in military uniforms, negligence, loss of ammunition, rifle theft, sleeping on sentry duty, and travelling without a pass, among other things.
L/Corporals Thlama Jaduwa and Ujah Stephen were relieved for illegal duty and indiscipline, respectively. Sgt. Abdullahi Usman was dismissed for going away without leave, Samson Tart was dismissed for attempted rape, and L/Corporals Thlama Jaduwa and Ujah Stephen were relieved for illegal duty and indiscipline.
L/Cpl Nande Samson and Cpl Julius Abiodun were terminated for five-day absence and disobedience to order, respectively, while privates Akaa Abani and Daniel Timothy were terminated for possessing Indian hemp.
L/Cpl Kareem Umoru (misconduct), L/Cpl Ofodile Chuka (misconduct), Abdullahi Danladi (extortion), L/Cpl Doris Ozah (disobedience to standing order), Cpl Taofeek Alagbala (AWOL), Danladi Yusuf (forgery), Danladi Yusuf (forgery), Danladi Yu (unlawful release of prisoner).
Ptes Kingsley Obumneke and James Joseph were also discharged for misfiring, Ishiali Franklin and Cpl Abdullahi Mohammed were sacked for failure to perform military duty, L/Cpl Romade Olumide (desertion), Friday Olorunaye (double pay in a month); Pte Mohammed Abubakar was sacked for failure to perform military duty (aiding and abetting)
Pte Danlamin Garba was fired for despicable behaviour, while Mohammed Ibrahim and Aliyu Dangaladima were fired for stealing.
Ankpande, Pte Simeon was fired for attempted murder, while Ibrahim Magaji, Echeji Abraham, Bashiru Bello, Kole Lawal, James Jeremiah, Ameh Ameh, Aliyu Abdullahi, Ilya James, and Ado Ali were fired for intoxication.
Pte Ipinyomi Emmanuel and James Itodo were both fired for stealing fuel from an Armoured Personnel Carrier.
Bassey Asinya was released from prison for murder, Adeosun Kazeem was fired for manslaughter, and Alisabatu Tanko was fired for having a child out of wedlock.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its commitment to combating a variety of security threats across the country.
This was said by Major General Danjumma Ali-Keffi, General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, during the passing out of 80 regular recruit intakes on Saturday at the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria.
The military has been combating different security issues caused by Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers, and other criminal groups, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).
The army “shall not rest on our oars until this country is safe for all of us,” stated Ali-Keffi, who was the Reviewing Officer and Special Guest of Honour at the occasion.
He stated that the Nigerian Army has had the task of changing able-bodied civilians into soldiers to meet the Nigerian Army’s manpower requirements since the founding of military Depots in 1924.
“In light of the enormous issues confronting our beloved country, this function is critical.
“It is significant that the Nigerian Army’s strength has been strengthened by 6,400 able-bodied men and women as you pass out today,” he remarked.
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